Webcast Recording: Motorcycle Safety Programs Using Public Health Approach

Thursday, August 30, 2018, 12:00PM (ET) Motorcycle Safety Programs Using Public Health Approach Florida is one of the most beautiful states in which to ride a motorcycle, but motorcyclists in Florida are disproportionately vulnerable road users. Motorcyclists accounted for nearly 17% of all traffic fatalities in Florida in 2016, even though motorcycles account for only 3% of registered vehicles in

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Webcast Recording: StarMetro’s Pilot of a Mobile Fare Payment App

Tuesday, August 28, 2018, 12:00PM (ET) StarMetro’s Pilot of a Mobile Fare Payment App This webcast will feature Sara Hendricks and Sean Barbeau, University of South Florida (USF), Tampa; and Kelly Robertson, BowStern LLC. StarMetro, the public transit agency in Tallahassee, Florida, piloted the use of a mobile fare payment app with over 300 volunteer transit riders. The test featured

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Webcast Recording: Autonomous Vehicles: An Empirical Assessment of Consumers’ Perceptions, Intended Adoption, and Impacts on Household Vehicle Ownership

Thursday, August 2, 2018, 12:00PM (ET) Autonomous Vehicles: An Empirical Assessment of Consumers’ Perceptions, Intended Adoption, and Impacts on Household Vehicle Ownership Emerging automotive and transportation technologies have provided revolutionary possibilities in the way we might travel in the future. Major car manufacturers and technology giants have demonstrated significant progress in advancing and testing autonomous vehicles in real-life traffic conditions.

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Using the Transportation Cost-Savings Calculators

Transportation projects that save the most money – and yield the most return – are the few that get funded. But the quality-of-life improvements from transportation demand management (TDM) programs haven’t always been easy to measure by dollars saved.  That’s why Mobility Lab, a program of Arlington County, Virginia’s Commuter Services Bureau, along with LDA Consulting, and the Center for

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Webcast Recording: Is It Time for a Transit Renaissance?: Navigating Travel Behavior, Technology, and Business Model Shifts in a Brave New World

Thursday, July 26, 2018, 12:00PM (ET) Is It Time for a Transit Renaissance?: Navigating Travel Behavior, Technology, and Business Model Shifts in a Brave New World Travel behavior is undergoing a period of significant change in the United States. In 2016, public transit ridership fell in almost all major U.S. metropolitan regions. While Americans are still heavily dependent on the

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Webcast Recording: Overview of the Transit Capacity and Quality of Service Manual, 3rd Edition

Thursday, July 12, 2018, 12:00PM (ET) Overview of the Transit Capacity and Quality of Service Manual, 3rd Edition The presentation will involve an overview of the 3rd Edition of the Transit Capacity and Quality of Service Manual (TCQSM).  This document over the past 20 years has been the authoritative reference related to transit capacity and level of service concepts and

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Probability of Pedestrian Deaths and the Role of Socioeconomic Factors – A Disaggregated Approach

Purpose: The objective was to investigate the significance of socioeconomic factors, roadway characteristics, and other factors in explaining the probability of pedestrians dying once involved in vehicle crashes. Methods: Using individual pedestrian crashes and related characteristics in urbanized areas of Florida during 2011-2015 as well as Census tract-level data on socioeconomic factors from the American Community Survey, this study statistically

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Nation’s First Certified Travel Trainer

Today, Roberta Yegidis (left) presented Kelsey Calder (right) of Greater Richmond Transit Company with a certificate of completion for becoming the first ever nationally certified Travel Training Instructor.  Easterseals’ Travel Training Certification program teaches instructors essential, practically-relevant skills, including: performing a successful trainee assessment, customized trip planning, environmental barrier examination, task analysis, training strategies, street crossing skills, boarding/alighting processes, and

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Spotlight on ACHD Commuteride Programs Webinar

    On Thursday, July 26, 2018, Best Workplaces for Commuters hosted the web conference, “Spotlight on ACHD C ommuteride Programs.” Commuteride is the go-to resource for Transportation Demand Management (TDM) initiatives in Boise, Idaho. Their signature campaign May in Motion, is designed for organizations to become Transportation Champions and gain recognition for their employee participation and business transportation benefits.

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Enhancing Cybersecurity in Public Transportation

Enhancing Cybersecurity in Public Transportation Principal Investigators: Sean J. Barbeau Ph.D Jay Ligatti, Ph.D. Summary: Cybersecurity is a significant concern in all industries. Given the rapid adoption of technology in the area of automated and connected vehicles, transportation infrastructure is a particularly attractive target. The concern is so great that in 2013 the Florida Legislature requested the formation of the

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Understanding Ridership Trends in Transit

Understanding Ridership Trends in Transit Principal Investigator: Steven Polzin Ph.D Summary: The objective of this research Is to enhance understanding of the various factors that are impacting ridership demand trends such that the transit industry can direct its resources in the most productive fashion, and policy decision-making can be supported by a stronger foundation of knowledge on transit travel demand.

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